Monday, March 23, 2009


I stupidly (yes, one of Kelly's stupid things) signed up for some additional vision/health/dental/auto insurance that will be attached to my mortgage. I was smart and wrote down the 800 number to cancel it as soon as I got my policy. WELL, today the policy came and I promptly called to cancel it. The chicky-poo on the other end of the phone from AIG kept telling me the benefits of holding on the policy and, by that time, had asked her to cancel it 3 times. Finally I told her that I didn't care what the FANTASTIC benefits were, I told her to cancel it and I demanded it to be cancelled otherwise a supervisor would be in order. She gave me my cancellation number and hung up on me without me repeating the number. ARUGH, why do such people exist??

There's my vent, hopefully for the day.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!!

Well, today is a bittersweet day. It would have been my dad's 76th birthday. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him, one of my kids remind me of him, etc. It's still hard to believe that he's gone from this earth but he's not gone in my heart and memories.

Happy Birthday Dad!! I miss you and love you dearly


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Nathan's Birthday!!

Well, today is my middle child, Nathan, birthday. It's actually his golden birthday. So that makes him 12 today. I still cannot believe that he is taller than me and that it was 12 years ago that I gave birth to him. He's growing into a fine kid. Hopefully, he will let me take a picture of him later today and I will post it as soon as I can. Happy Birthday Nathan, Mom loves you!!

I also told you that I would probably have some other news to share. Well, if you have read my blog last summer, you know that we lost our sweet Siamese cat Maddy. Last week, we adopted Leo, a dark colored Siamese. He's 3 years old and seems to get along with the other cats in the house and loves to sleep in my linen closet or under the covers in my daughter's room. I will get a picture of him as well and post it as soon as I can.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March already??

Well February went by so fast it wasn't funny. Had parent-teacher conferences for Sam and he's doing just fine. Got Nichole's mid-term grades back and she is doing just fine and Nathan got his mid-term grades and he is fine as well. Nathan hasn't had much problems with the kids at school (or at least that's what he is telling me) but he did get lunch detention for pushing a kid who smacked him in the face (that kid was suspended). Chris' job is going well for the time being. With the economy being so uncertain, we are grateful that he has a job now. As for me, nothing major going on. Still haven't been in a stitching mood, but I've gotten myself into a reading routine. Nothing earth-shattering, just your basic chick-lit books and I've enjoyed them to no end.

Now bring on March. Today would have been my parent's 38th wedding anniversary and the 21st would have been my dad's 76th birthday. Miss you dad!! But on the upside, the 12th is Nathan's golden birthday (yes, that means he will be 12 years old.) and this kid is taller than me. The 31st brings Sam's 9th birthday. Where in the world did the time go?? And I asked Sam what he wanted for his birthday and his answer was "a new bike and Pokemon Platinum game for the DS" I think that's doable but we have to wait to get that bike until the snow melts, it gets a little warmer and Toys R Us has them for sale.

Hope all is well with you out there. I might have some cute news by next week. More about that later.